Ariana Grande has defended her ex Pete Davidson from online harassment after he described the bullying he has endured since his break-up with the singer.
Last week, millions of people tuned in to watch her “Thank U, Next,” music video, a song that ostensibly came out of some tweets Grande sent in reaction to Davidson addressing their broken engagement in an SNL promo; only yesterday did Davidson comment on what he described as “the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference.”
In her response, Grande addressed not Davidson, but her fans: “I know u already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others,” she wrote. “I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. I care deeply about Pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even not he internet. I’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so I do understand. But you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. I can promise u that. So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work you might have missed the point.”
A day earlier, Davidson, also 25, called out Instagram trolls for bashing him “without any facts or frame of reference.” He wrote that he has “been getting online bullied and in public by people” since he started dating Grande in May.